Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship Staff

Rick Love

Associate Director of Athletics

Phone: (330) 941-7227

Robb Schmidt

Assistant Athletic Director - Marketing and Promotions

Phone: (330) 941-7226

Chris Sumner

Assistant Athletic Director - Sales and Event Management

Phone: (330) 941-7229

Bruce Burge

Athletics Marketing Consultant

Youngstown State University Athletic "Corporate Partner Program" provides sponsors an "effective and fun" alternative to reach fans, consumers and clients at a very affordable investment. Numerous local, regional and national companies have enjoyed positive results with a YSU partnership.

An association with Youngstown State University and the college athletic atmosphere provides companies with a unique opportunity to have their message reach the great fans and alumni of this area. YSU has almost 7,000 season-ticket holders total in the sports of football and basketball.

Corporate Partners benefit from an association with Youngstown State University. Your backing is an important investment in the future of our students and our community. YSU athletics offers a "FAN"tastic opportunity to target market. YSU's Corporate Sponsors play a vital role in the success of our Athletic programs and will help shape the future of Penguins' Athletics.

The YSU Athletic Marketing staff prides itself on fulfillment of each sponsor's package. Your association with YSU Athletics will guarantee you an enjoyable, easy-to-execute and valuable sponsorship presence. The marketing staff works with each sponsor to execute each element to the highest level. Companies that enter into a partnership with YSU can expect to reap numerous dividends through their agreement, designed to have both parties emerge as winners.

Youngstown State coaches stress teamwork to the student-athletes. This has provided the foundation for the school's success both on and off the fields of competition. Just like our teams, the YSU Athletic Marketing staff provides the best possible "TEAMWORK" with our Corporate Sponsors. We will work to ensure the partnership is a success for all involved - from the first meeting through the season-long execution of the sponsorship. YSU brings a passion for Sports Marketing to the table and will strive to provide a creative package to reach our loyal fans and help your company achieve its marketing objectives.

Athletic Marketing Objective

At YSU, our objective is to build PARTNERSHIPS with local, regional and national businesses that will blossom into "LASTING RELATIONSHIPS" over the years. We are interested in providing Penguins' sponsors with a sponsorship program that can incorporate broadcast media, "Penguin Power" football game day program and "Tip-Off" basketball game program, stadium and arena signage, season, group and promotional tickets, game promotions and access to a campus that attracts 15,000-plus students, faculty, staff and visitors each day.

• YSU's Corporate Partner Program is predicated upon value for the participating company.
• Sponsor programs will be custom built and executed with added "Value" to the sponsor.
• YSU's sponsors help shape and advance the future of Penguin Athletics.
• Penguins' sponsors INVEST in the student-athletes.